Originally Posted by SolipsismX
My reaction to playing with one while the very cute Apple Store employee was on hold with Verizon CS for 20 minutes wasn't too exciting. It looks awkward after 5 years with the iPhone. It's lighter and thinner but it wasn't anything that wowed me. Maybe it was the Apple security cable on the device that was taking away from the effect because after using mine I have been surprised a few times at how light it is.
The display is certainly better with the thinner GG2, better color representation and removal of the touch matrix being over the display. The quality is really great but that also didn't make me say wow because I expect that from the iPhone even though this really is tops for any Apple product.
My four biggest "Wow!"s are are 1) from how small the Lightening connector is, 2) seeing it sync faster than before (should we expect faster NAND?), 3) being told it charges faster because the dynamic pins and charger can power over more pins, 4) how incredibly fast the system is compared to my iPhone 4.
Even the >30Mbps up and >20MBps down for LTE on Verizon wasn't a "Wow!" factor because I'm use to that with my iPad (3). Not that knowing about the device and having experience with other Apple products means it takes away its usefulness. It's still absolutely wonderful upgrade.
Wow! I'm happy that a beautiful mind responded to me!
I can see how the cute girl would be a plus to guys. "Sex sells" is something I hear a lot.
I've seen the security devices I believe, but I don't go to stores often so I don't know how they detract from the experience. I only go to stores for clothes. You do have to try them on after all... Unless you get custom.
I'm really interested in the quality. I think stainless steel is an amazing non-ferrous metal. I didn't like the fact that Apple changed to Al, which also carries with it all of the problems with Al. However with my iPad 3 (or new iPad) there doesn't seem to be a problem with dissimilar metals. Everything seems to be distanced well and no bonding seems apparent. Well engineered!
I gather you went to the store to purchase your phone. I didn't read anything about stock outs. Even on Apple sites. Should be interesting both to investors and speculators.
How is the new connector? Is it really that much faster? Do you think Apple should put it in the iPad right now as an 'unnoticed' update?
I'm also reading about how much faster it is. If my iPhone 4 is working with no 'tech verbiage' stutters on iOS 6, will I notice? I would love Siri on my phone but having it on the iPad is almost better. I have the knowledge to do it but my father says "Right is always right. You have no need to cheat."
Also, it supposedly charges faster. Do you believe it would charge the iPad 3 faster? Irrelevant, because the three will never have that connector and the next one will be battery optimized for the new chip.
LTE is a relatively market ploy. Those that use it are never far from WiFi. Those that do not are not near anything useful. It is definitely faster than WiFi though. While trying to heat up my iPad during the heat issues I was playing movies over LTE for quite a long time (LTE is available in Boston). My iPad never heated up.